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Chair Intensive

November 7th-10th


Senior Katonah Teacher

A 30 Hour Teacher Training Intensive

KATONAH YOGA® accredited education

Props act as scaffolding for deep renovations to the magical abode of your body. Yoga chairs can help to stabilize asana work by providing measure and contact to leverage. Standing, seated, and reclining work can be greatly enhanced and bouyed by skillful use of the backless yoga chair. In this training, we will explore Katonah Yoga’s central metaphors of fits, folds, asana as origami and magic in measure. We will practice diligently in the mornings and dive into applied theory in the afternoons.

Yoga can be radical and revelatory. Saturate yourself in the development of a versatile practice that can be translated and augmented through whatever yoga you already know. Learn how to use props, straps, and adjustments to evolve your practice and teaching. Confidence is based on competency, which is rooted in experience and repetition. Gain confidence, refine your practice, amplify your techniques. 

**This training will be small and personal, enabling each participant to get the information that will best support them in empowering others. Specific questions can be emailed to Dages in advance, or feel to bring in your real life examples for mentoring.**

credit PHOTO: Christopher Burick Courtesy of: SKY TING YOGA

credit PHOTO: Christopher Burick Courtesy of: SKY TING YOGA


- Self practice augmented by scaffolding

- Working in the chair with injuries, older students and those with limited mobility

- Breakdown of frequently used poses and techniques along with their adjustments/modifications

- Language: how to articulate Katonah Yoga theory to students

- Working with additional props: straps, blocks, poles, sandbags and their substitutes

You will leave this training with the confidence and skills to practice and teach chair work in classes and privates immediately.

KATONAH YOGA® was founded by Nevine Michaan, and is a Hatha yoga practice refined over forty years, blended with Taoist theory, geometry, pranayama, and meditation. For more information, please visit www.katonahyoga.com.


This program include 30 hours bankable towards *KATONAH YOGA® certification 

*To become a certified KATONAH YOGA® teacher, one must complete 200 hours of Katonah Yoga education with certified Katonah Yoga instructors, after completing a prerequisite 200 hour RYT (Yoga Alliance) training. All intensives, workshops and classes with us count toward the 200 Hour Katonah Yoga education requirement. For more information on this and to begin the process of becoming certified visit Katonah Yoga 


Training Investment:

Price references:

FULL IMMERSION: 950 CHF / 850 CHF Early Bird- BEFORE September 15th)

Daily Drop-in: 250 CHF

Register: with Kristen : awakentothepath@gmail.com

When: November 7th-10th

Training Format: 9.30 - 18.00 Daily with lunch break

*Every day includes a vigorous asana practice, immersive pranayama, and hands-on, open format workshops to explicate Katonah Yoga theory.

Where: The Looking Glass Basel, Feldbergstrasse 1, 4057 Basel

Who: Dages Juvelier Keates:


As a teacher, Dages prizes clarity, compassion and depth of practice.  She emphasizes open transmission of knowledge and draws from a wide and various background in yoga, dance, herbalism, language arts, and academic theory.

Raised in Jackson Hole, WY, Dages attended Bard College, where she received a BA in Dance.  Undertaking formal yoga studies in 2002, she earned accreditations in both the Bihar and Kundalini lineages.  These models of interiority led her to a study of her own lineage of Judaism, and yielded time spent absorbed in Jewish study and extended stays in Jerusalem’s Ultra-Orthodox seminaries. Dages enrolled in graduate school in 2010 to study feminist, queer, and psychoanalytic theories. She attained her M.A. in interdisciplinary gender and performance studies from NYU.  

Her syncratic teaching style has been profoundly impacted by immersion in studies with her mentor Nevine Michaan, founder of Katonah Yoga. Recent collaborations include a series of workshops with Elena Brower pairing pranayama and aromatherapy, and retreats and trainings in Bali, Canada, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Panama, Morocco, Spain and Switzerland. Dages regularly contributes to teacher teacher trainings with The Sacred Fig, SKY TING, The Studio, and Katonah Yoga Center. She has just released her first book in collaborating with SKY TING, “Radical Acts of Embodiment: Teaching and Practices of Katonah Yoga.” Dages resides and writes in Stockholm and teaches internationally.


“Dages is a master of both Katonah material and teaching in general. I felt like I received 15 hours of personal therapeutic attention from both Dages and my fellow students - all so eager learn the material and practice on each other. What a truly magical and enlightening weekend. More, please!”

“Whether your goal is to improve the experience for your existing clients or take on your very first one, you will absolutely walk away from this program with tools and confidence to do so! Having the opportunity to tap into Dages' extensive experience and her passion for sharing all she knows is invaluable. The set-up of the program was both professional and extremely productive; from the high quality materials to the vast amount of hands on practice each student was able to experience.”

"This training exceeded my expectations on so many levels. The wealth of knowledge and passion that Dages has for this practice is undeniable. This training will expand not only your teaching, but the lens in which you see the World."

“I highly recommend this training module with Dages. I left feeling empowered and filled with practical knowledge on how to give a therapeutic private. I was thoroughly impressed with the structure of the weekend and well Dages time-managed each day. Dages expanded my imagination of what a "yoga practice" looks like and how everybody and every mind can benefit from these therapeutic poses and breath work.”

“The Teaching the Therapeutic Private training with Dages was an incredible experience. We learned practical, applicable tools for working with students one-on-one, and were immersed into the magic of Katonah yoga theory. The work was profoundly deep and yet playful. Especially as a vinyasa teacher who primarily teaches group classes, I learned so much and feel so much better equipped to teach privates. I can't recommend this training enough.”

2017 ⓒ Katonah Yoga Center, Inc., www.katonahyoga.com, Illustrator Susan Fierro.

Students will leave this training full of new information, both embodied and theoretical, for amplifying their practice and teaching others. Katonah Yoga concepts easily translate and augment other styles of yoga practice. We hope that participants will be inspired to overlay our syncretic material with the lineage they already have mastered. This training is intended to invigorate and stimulate one's teacherly creativity, as well as give people an experience of a bold, dynamic body of theory.


photo credit: james giles